Saturday, 10 May 2014

Gluten Free Bread Mix.

Recently I've been trying a gluten free diet as a way of combating my breakout prone complexion. My skin has been atrocious over the past few months and a couple of people suggested it could be a food allergy. A year or so ago I looked into gluten intolerance as I have a lot of the symptoms. This is different to someone who is a coeliac, that is far more severe and their digestive systems cant handle any gluten at all. Gluten intolerance is a much milder version of being a coeliac, it can lead to an upset tummy, feeling lethargic and at times it can mess with your skin amongst numerous other symptoms. Long story short I've been trying this for a few weeks now and I decided to make my own bread as so far I haven't really been a fan of many of the shop-bought loaves!

The mix I used was from a company called Sowan's, my Mum picked this up for me in Tesco I think. All that needed to be added to the mixture was one egg and 500ml of milk- so super duper easy! The only tin I had available to put mine in was quite long and thin as my Mum was using the other one for her own bread. So thats why mine came out quite long and flat looking- its not the mixture!

My loaf was the white one on the left! My Mum was also baking on this particular day- she made Spelt bread, if you're interested in the recipe for that just let me know and I can post the recipe on here!

Overall, I have to say I didn't like this bread that much. It looked delicious when it came out of the oven, but unfortunately I found that it had a strange aftertaste to it that I didn't like. I'm going to experiment witrh a few more of these packet mixes and if all else fails I'll just have to make one all from scratch! If any of you have any recommendatrions for tasty gluten-free mixes (preferably brown) please do let me know down in the comments!


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